Westminster Service Station - 1961
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Coming soon on Ohio66:
“Starring George Maharis” - by Rick Dailey

Ohio66 presents an in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the departure of George Maharis from route 66 in the middle of the third season.

preview Starring George Maharis

These 35 mm slides were shot at the Westminster Service Station during the filming of Some Of The People Some Of The Time by Peggy Fleming Lay, daughter-in-law of station owner Kenneth E. Lay. The photos were provided by Ken's son, Ed Lay, along with the Cumberland County Historical Society.

I am very grateful to the Lay family and the Historical Society for their permission to use these photographs.


The Fawn Beige Corvette
The Fawn Beige Corvette

Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn

Marty Milner with guest stars Keenan Wynn and Shirl Conway.

The Fawn Beige Corvette
The Fawn Beige Corvette

Marty Milner and George Maharis

...seated in the Corvette, with Keenan Wynn and Shirl Conway. Actor Arnold Soboloff (Coco) smoking a cigarette to the right.

The Fawn Beige Corvette
The Fawn Beige Corvette

Waiting on the set.
Waiting on the set.

More waiting.
More waiting.

The hydraulic lift on the front of the truck was used quite often to hold the camera for elevated shots.

I believe that the man in the red jacket is director Robert Altman. Can anyone confirm?

Shirl Conway and Keenan Wynn.
Shirl Conway and Keenan Wynn.

Actor Arnold Soboloff (Coco) between takes.
Actor Arnold Soboloff (Coco) between takes.

Gas - 28.9 cents/gallon.  Outrageous!
Gas - 28.9 cents/gallon. Outrageous!

Coco's band inside the station.
Coco's band inside the station.

Marty Milner and George Maharis in the Corvette.
Marty Milner and George Maharis in the Corvette.

Marty Milner and George Maharis in the Corvette.
Marty Milner and George Maharis in the Corvette.

George Maharis in the Corvette.
George Maharis in the Corvette.

Keenan Wynn and Kimberly Lay.
Keenan Wynn and Kimberly Lay.

Keenan Wynn and Kimberly Lay

Kimberly is the daughter of photographer Peggy Fleming Lay and granddaughter of station owner Kenneth E. Lay.

Station owner Ken Lay pumping gas.
Station owner Ken Lay pumping gas.

Kevin, Ken Sr. and Helen Lay.
Kevin, Ken Sr. and Helen Lay.

Station owner Kenneth E. Lay

...with grandson Kevin Lay and wife Helen Fetter Lay watch the filming of a scenes with Coco's band.

Here's a screen shot showing the Lay family watching Coco's band:

Kimberly and Kevin Lay.
Kimberly and Kevin Lay.

Kimberly and Kevin Lay.
Kimberly and Kevin Lay.

Kimberly Lay and actor Arnold Soboloff (Coco).
Kimberly Lay and actor Arnold Soboloff (Coco).

George Maharis and Marty Milner with Kimberly and Kevin Lay.
George Maharis and Marty Milner with Kimberly and Kevin Lay.

Out of the hundreds of photos now posted on this web site, this shot of the Lay children with Maharis and Milner has to be my absolute favorite.

Four-year-old Kimberly Lay had to have been the envy of every teen-age girl in town, yet she was too young to know why.

And after writing comments above, I received this correspondence:

I was only four at the time of the filming, but I recall it being a fun day. My main memory of the filming was sitting on their sports car. I remember the band that played in my Grandparents' service station. I am sure I had no idea at the time who the actors were, but I do remember the excitement of the day and that it was a "big deal."

Kimberly Lay Shrader - 2009

Some Of The People Some Of The Time

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